Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director, is being considered for interim director of the consumer watchdog after Richard Cordray steps down and until a permanent pick is confirmed.
It’s a seat the Trump administration has long wanted vacated, and now it gets a chance to fill it — and change the direction of an agency that’s been a thorn in Republicans’ side. Following are the top candidates.
Cordray is still keeping everyone guessing about whether he is staying or running for governor of Ohio. And Republicans could weaken the agency by putting one of their own in charge and rolling back many of the rules it’s set.